The world of sports and football is full of rules, the purpose of which is difficult for ordinary bullies to comprehend.
One such rule in football is that undressing a shirt in goal ventilation results in a yellow card.
One reason for the rule is that this is intended to reduce players ’political, religious, or other positions in connection with the Games.
Often, for example, the shirts under a jersey have a message that players want to spread with the help of TV cameras.
There is no room for interpretation in this rule either.
Even if a picture of the newborn’s own child is revealed under the shirt, the consequence is the same.
This is also the case when the player taking off the jersey wants to respect the deceased person.
The inflexibility of that rule was also experienced by perhaps the best surviving Argentine footballer in the world, Lionel Messi.
His, and millions of others ’biggest role model, many believe the world’s best-ever player, Diego Maradona, passed away on November 25th.
When FC Barcelona faced Osasuna on November 29 and Messi scored one of his more than 640 goals for Barcelona, Messi took off his jersey.
Beneath it was revealed the Newell’s Old Boys shirt with the number 10 on the back of the former Maradona club.
Messi and Maradona were good friends.
Neither caused the Spanish Football Association's Appeals Committee to calm down. Photo: La Nacion / Zuma / Mvphotos
Three days later, Messi and Barcelona received fines from the Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Association for “inappropriate” tricks.
The amount of the fines was irrelevant: Messi was impoverished by € 600 for his abduction, € 180 disappeared from the Barcelona box office.
The Disciplinary Committee just wanted to communicate to everyone: the rule is the rule, and the rules must be followed to the point.
Barcelona appealed the fine, citing exceptional circumstances and the close relationship between Mess and Maradona.
The Appeals Committee did not relax.
The committee said Wednesday that the fines are and will remain, the Spanish newspaper As.